With the assistance of GM's High Performance Vehicle Operations, North Carolina-based Riley Technologies re-created the look and feel of that standout racecar with a tribute that looks, sounds and drives like it's ready to do battle with its contemporary pony car competitors. In fact, the heritage-inspired racer is more than concept. It is an early prototype for the Grand Am Koni Challenge GS racing class. Racecars like the Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept are offered and manufactured by Riley Technologies for the 2009 Grand-Am season.
The Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept features the race-ready suspension, reinforced chassis and drivetrain conform to the specifications required of racecars certified for the series. In fact, this racecar has already logged many hours on the racetrack as Riley team members worked to dial-in the chassis and powertrain. Additional features include:
- Seam-welded production Chevrolet Camaro body-in-white
- Carbon fiber hood, trunk lid, doors and fenders
- Production LS3 V-8 engine (used with solid engine mounts)
- Tremec 6060 six-speed manual transmission with close-ratio gearing
- Three-inch exhaust system with Coast Fab mufflers
- C&R racing aluminum radiator
- Upgraded engine oil cooler
- Transmission and differential coolers
Like Donohue's '69 Camaro racecar, the Chevrolet Camaro GS Racecar Concept wears a deep blue paint scheme that is accented with yellow graphics, a yellow-painted interior and yellow racing wheels.